Bill Text: IL SR0301 | 2011-2012 | 97th General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Mourns the death of Jack Thurston Shankland.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2011-10-27 - Resolution Adopted [SR0301 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2011-SR0301-Introduced.html

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2 WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Jack Thurston Shankland, who passed away
4on July 23, 2011; and
5 WHEREAS, Jack Shankland was born on March 20, 1921, in
6Quincy; his parents were Clinton and Elizabeth (Weigand)
7Shankland; he married Mary E. Niemann on June 15, 1948, in
8Quincy; and
9 WHEREAS, Jack Shankland graduated from Quincy College
10Academy, attended Drake University and St. Ambrose College, and
11received his associate's degree from Joliet Junior College; and
12 WHEREAS, Jack Shankland served his country with pride and
13distinction in the South Pacific during World War II; and
14 WHEREAS, Jack Shankland was employed by the Illinois Bell
15Telephone Company in Rock Island and Joliet for 37 years; and
16 WHEREAS, Jack Shankland enjoyed golfing, painting,
17gardening, carpentry, photography, and drumming; he also
18enjoyed spending hours researching in the library and traveling
19the countryside with his wife at his side; and

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1 WHEREAS, Jack Shankland was preceded in death by his
2parents; his mother and father-in-law, Antoinette and Ferd
3Niemann, Sr.; his son, Paul; his grandson, Kyle Flavin; his
4brother, Richard; and his sister-in-law, Mildred; and
5 WHEREAS, Jack Shankland is survived by his loving wife of
663 years, Mary; his children, Mary (David) Lawson, Beth
7(Michael) Hansen, Christine (Rod) Springer, Ann (Robert)
8Hatfield, Susan (Robert) Flavin, John Shankland, Sarah (Frank)
9Turk III, Thomas (Joan) Shankland, William (Tina) Shankland,
10and Joseph (Elaine) Shankland; his grandchildren, Daniel
11Hayes, Kevin, Eric, Andrew, and Mary Catherine Hansen, Nick,
12Lauren, Patrick, Ryan, Taylor, and Nolan Springer, Marc, John,
13and Kathryn (TC Jackson) Hatfield, Kelly, Kathleen, Kristen,
14Kevin, and Kara Flavin, Shea, Megan, Frank, and Jack Turk,
15Christina (Drew Perryman), Melissa, Tom, Chelsea, and Shauna
16Shankland, Zachary and Alexandra Shankland, and Patrick and
17Lindsay Shankland; his step-grandchildren, David and Mike
18Lawson, Mark (Meagan) Springer, and Matt (Jeannette) Springer;
19his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, James and Catherine
20Johnson, Rita (Ferd) Niemann Jr., and Richard and Connie
21Niemann; and his many nieces and nephews; therefore, be it
23ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along with
24his family and friends, the passing of Jack Thurston Shankland;

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1and be it further
2 RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
3presented to the family of Jack Shankland as an expression of
4our sympathy.